Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Grenada "surprised spying on his opponents and referees through a network of hidden cameras"

A Spanish team has been accused of spying on opponents and referees with the aid of hidden cameras.

Granada, on the second floor, would have cameras hidden in smoke detectors and alarms in the locker room of his Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes (new stadium of Los Carmenes).

Other video recording devices would have been concealed in the club's training facilities, one would have said. One of them would have been discovered in the tunnel located at the entrance of the locker rooms.

According to reports, the police found five cameras in total.

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that a complaint lodged by Grenada indicated that the former director of operations of the club, Angel Gonzalez Segura, who has since been fired, was responsible for the installation of the cameras.

The complaint allegedly stated: "During conversations in a bar, Mr. Gonzalez Segura extolled to have installed a camera in the office of the Director General and to have recorded private conversations with him. this."

Cameras allegedly hidden in smoke detectors and alarms

Inigo de Lacalle, general secretary of the club's board of directors, filed the criminal complaint on 29 October.

Segura reportedly worked at the club after his acquisition by the Pozzo family in 2009, but would have been fired after the appointment of Antonio Fernndez Monterrubio as general manager in June 2017.

The club was sold to Chinese group Desport headed by Jiang Lizhang in 2016.

In the Granada report, they say the club's security director, Javier Barreda, was questioned about the images recorded with the spy cameras.

He claimed to have used an outside company to keep the data and that they should contact them to obtain them.

The report states: "These images were requested from the security company and the club was informed that they had been removed without further explanation."

The report does not speculate on the reason why hidden cameras are placed on club facilities.

The case is ongoing and no arrests have been reported.

Grenada plays in the second-ranked Liga 2 of Spain and currently occupies third place.

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